theruinsofbeverast.jpgThe Ruins of Beverast, a band shrouded in shadows, have released the EP Takitum Tootem. The type of music they play is self-described as spiritual psychedelia – don't ask me how far off the world you need to be to dream up this description. In fact, the music is not described as “music” - instead, it is described as the initial part of a bipartite meditation and celebration in euphoria of manhood's loss in the crown of creation. You are allowed to raise your eyebrows here.

The EP is short and contains only two tracks. The first track “Takitum Tootem” is described as a wardance, and a bipartite percussive meditation and celebration in euphoria for manhood's loss of the crown of creation. The second track is a cover of “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” by Pink Floyd. It is an odd cover, sounding from far, behind layers of cotton, through space and time. The Ruins of Beverast go for the slightly more poetic description: “A prostration before timeless poetry and psychedelia.”

Regardless of all the strange descriptions, The Ruins of Beverast don't need words – they take you on a trip of sounds and emotions, which is rich enough to entertain all of us. Takitum Tootem is an album to experience, but it is a pity that it only lasts 20 minutes. I'm curious to hear the second EP later this year.


1.Takitum Tootem! (Wardance)

2. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Pink Floyd) 


Label: Van Records

Score: 7/10




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